Portobello Bun Burger!

Yesterday i went to the movies and saw The Fault In Our Stars and cried my eyes out! Cried even more when i first read the book, but this movie… oh man! So this morning not only did i wake up with puffy eyes but had to work because today is farmers market saturday and shopping with sunglasses is not a good idea. After i had everything to make juices this week i bought my grocery list I started this Whole30 diet which is basically a very strict paleo diet ad for me its a strict pesceterian paleo diet. Saw some beautiful portobello mushrooms and figured i could do something with this.

And so i did! My brother was having a juicy burger so i decided to make my version of his burger. Hope you enojoy!!


Makes 1 burger

2 portobello mushrooms
1/2 avocado
1 tuna patty or the meat of your choice onions
garlic infused olive oil

– Add a little of garlic olive oil to both sides of your portobello mushrooms and grill 5 minutes each side.
– Start topping of your “burger”

Yes… that simple!


Carrot Spaghetti

Its been FOREVER since i last posted something and lots have happened! I came back to Honduras and started my own juicery called ROOTS JUICERY and luckily enough its the first cold-pressed juicery in Honduras. God willing it will turn out successful! I finished my T25 and 2 months ago i started again and love every minute of it!

As you may know a Paleo Diet (or caveman diet) is a diet based on lean protein, fruits and veggies, healthy fats, that means bye bye processed food. Im tweaking it a little bit and im cutting things like chicken (yuck!), turkey, red meats and just sticking to seafood and fish. Also im trying to eat more raw veggies  and introduced protein shakes to my diet. Reading It Starts With Food motivated me to start a semi paleo diet for the next 5 months. Have to shred the pound off!

Today im sharing a recipe by Oatmeal With Fork (original recipe here) that was both my lunch and dinner simply because it was fantastic. I added olives and olive juice to it just to make it a bit more salty since i omitted salt. Its both vegan and paleo so its good for your diet preference. Hope you enjoy!



  • 1 t. olive oil
  • 1T. shallot or onion, chopped fine
  • 1 c. mushrooms, chopped
  • black pepper, to taste
  • olives and olive juice
  • 2 large carrots, ribboned with a vegetable peeler
  • ¾ c. marinara sauce
  • fresh chopped parsley, for garnish
  1. Heat the oil in a pan.
  2. Add the shallot or onion and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add the mushrooms, olives, and pepper, and cook 5-6 minutes until the liquid from the mushrooms has evaporated.
  4. Add in the carrot ribbons and saute for one minute.
  5. Stir in the sauce, and let everything cook for 6-8 minutes until ‘noodles’ are done to your liking.
  6. Top with parsley and enjoy!

Cauliflower Crust Pizza

I´m trying to introduce more veggies into Dan´s diet since he has to get in shape for his Baker to Vegas Marathon in March. We  ran from home to the Rose Bowl and back as part of his training so it was only natural we were starving afterwards. Ive made cauliflower pizza crust before from a Pinterest recipe i saw a long time ago from Knead To Cook and thought it was perfect for today.
We love cauliflower! It is wonderful raw, pickled, in a chopped salad, roasted, steamed, mashed with butter and onions, and marinated but as a pizza crust who knew. A healthy pizza crust might i add. It is an amazing grain free, gluten free phenomenon, that tastes delicious and pleases children and grownups alike. I topped it with mushrooms, tomato, green bell peppers, onions and poached shredded chicken and it was delish. Dan certainly seemed to love it since he ate all of it! Now you have a healthy pizza option for that summer bod we are all working for. Hope you enjoy!



1 cauliflower head, finely chopped or grated
1 large egg
1 cup of Parmesan Cheese
3 garlic, minced
2 grinds of black pepper
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried thyme



Preheat your oven to 450 degrees with your pizza stone on the lowest rack setting.
– Make sure you’re starting with washed cauliflower that has been dried as much as possible.
– Take your florets (with most of the stems removed) and place in your food processor until fluffy (if you don´t have a food processor you can chop it finely or use a potato peeler)
– Heat up the chopped cauliflower in the microwave for about 8 minutes. Meanwhile mix your cheese, herbs, egg, salt and pepper in a bowl.
– Once the cauliflower is heated mix with the rest of the ingredients and use your hands to mash them.
– Place in a pizza stone, skillet or parchment paper and bake it for 15-20 minutes or until brown.
– Once pizza crust is done you can top it with whatever you want and voila!


Green Papaya Salad

Ive always wanted to make my own papaya salad ever since i tried it in a restaurant back home Tongs Thai Cuisine.  Ive been to a couple here in LA but hand downs nothing beats Tongs. Best thing is Mr. Tong grows everything himself and you know what that means don´t ya? ORGANIC! And im a sucker for organic. Due to my thyroid condition i´ve tried not to eat anything that could have growth hormones or ionizing radiation.  So if you are ever in Honduras be sure to pay him a visit. You can thank me later.

Back to the salad.Fell in love with it in Honduras, got myself a Thai recipe book and off with the cooking. I love Thai food because everything is so fresh and healthy and this Green Papaya Salad is no exception. If you are a closet vegan and want to impress your friends and family, make this and no one will give you any sh*t for it, just say its Thai and they´ll shut up. It’s also easy to make, low-calorie, and very nutritious. So try this recipe for dinner tonight! Enjoy!


For Salad
– 1 small green papaya
– 1/2 cup roasted peanuts or cashews
– 2 cups bean sprouts
– 1 tomato, cut long strips
– 3 spring onions, cut into long matchstick-like pieces
– 1/2 cup fresh basil chopped
– handful of fresh cilantro
– 1 red chili, sliced, seeds removed (reduce or omit, to taste)
For Dressing:
– 3 tbsp soy sauce *
– 2 tbsp. grape seed oil (you can also use vegetable oil)
– 3 tbsp. lime juice
– 1 tbsp brown sugar
– 1/2  tbsp honey
– 1/4 tsp. chili flakes or cayenne pepper
* you can substitute soy sauce for fish sauce if you like


– Stir all ‘Dressing’ ingredients together in a cup. Make sure honey dissolves fully. Taste-test for sweetness and spice, adding more honey or chili to taste. Set aside.
– Use a sharp knife to peel the green papaya, then slice it in half and use a spoon to scrape out the seeds. Using the largest grater you have, grate the papaya. (If you dont have one then you can use a potato peeler to create thin, ribbon-like strips.) Place in a large bowl.
– Add sliced tomato, spring onion, chili or cayenne, bean sprouts, and most of the basil. Pour over the dressing, tossing well to combine.
– Add nuts and toss again. Taste-test the salad. If not sweet enough, add a little more honey or a sprinkling of sugar. If not flavorful enough, add a little more soy sauce. If too sweet or salty, add more lime juice. Add more chili for a spicier salad. It all depends to what you like.
– To serve, scoop into individual bowls or onto serving plates. Top with remaining basil leaves plus fresh cilantro and top with more peanuts.

Healthy Mango Mousse

We have ALOT of mangos. ALOT! So ive been trying to figure out what to do with them before they go bad. Yesterday was a Mango smoothie and today is a velvety mango mousse. I made a hippie vegan version simply because, personally, i dont drink cow milk. I omitted the heavy cream,gelatine and eggs and substitute it for coconut creamer.  I found  So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer has no fat and has only 10 calories per 1 tablespoon. On top of that, it is gluten-free, dairy-free, and has organic ingredients. With this recipe you CAN have your cake and eat it too! I made these yesterday so Dan could eat them tonight and maybe take some to a wine party we have tomorrow. GONE. ALL.OF.THEM! So its a sign they are that good. Enjoy!


2 large mangos, stones and skins removed, flesh chopped (about 1 pound mango flesh)
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
6 1/2 ounces So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer
Handful chopped mangos for garnish

– Blend the mango flesh to a puree in a food processor or blender. Stir in the lime juice.
In a bowl, whisk the 61/2 ounces of So Delicious Coconut Milk creamer until you can create a peak. (like whipped cream)
Fold 1/3 of the coconut whipped cream into the mango mixture. Add the remaining coconut whipped cream and gently fold the into the mango mixture until well combined.
Spoon the mango mousse into a large serving dish or into individual serving glasses, and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
To serve, sprinkle over the chopped mangos.——————————————————————————————————————————————–Tenemos una gran cantidad de mangos. GRAN CANTIDAD! Así que he estado haciendo recetas que lleven mango para que no se pudran. Ayer era un licuado de mango y hoy es un delicioso y cremoso mousse de mango. Hice una versión hippie vegana porque, personalmente , yo no tomo leche de vaca. Omití la gelatina y los huevos por completo y la crema de leche la substitui por crema de coco. Encontre en el super crema de coco marca So Delicious , no tiene grasa y tiene sólo 10 calorías por 1 cucharada . Además de eso , es libre de gluten, sin leche , y tiene ingredientes orgánicos.
Con esta receta usted puede degustar de un postre delicioso sin perder la figura! Hice esto ayer para que Dan lo probara hoy y llevar algunos a una reunion que tenemos mañana. YA NO HAY NADA! NADA. Señal que le encantaron y seguramente a ustedes les gustara tambien. Buen Provecho!

2 mangos grandes picados
1 cucharadita de jugo de limón fresco
6 1/ 2 oz de crema de coco So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamer
Mango picado para decorar

– Licuar el mango en un procesador de comida o licuadora hasta que se haga puré . Agregue el jugo de limón.
– En un bowl , batir los 6 1/2 onzas de crema de coco hasta que se asemeje a la crema batida.
– Doblar 1/3 de la crema batida de coco en la mezcla de mango. Agregue la crema batida de coco restante y mezcle suavemente  hasta que esté bien combinada.
– Vierta el mousse de mango en un gran plato hondo o en copas individuales , y dejen enfriar en la refrigeradora por 2 horas o más.
– Para servir, colocar mangos picados

Last Day of Detox!!

Today is my last day of detox! For all you people that want to start a juice cleanse I encourage you to try it, at least 3 days or just substitute your breakfast or dinner for 1 green smoothie.You wont regret it.
We woke up pretty late today because we stayed up last night watching Pablo Escobar: Patron del Mal (Pablo Escobar: Boss of evil). WE.ARE.HOOKED. Its basically the life of Pablo Escobar from childhood to this death. Brutal stuff. And I cant help but to notice the eerie similarities that this (a story almost 30 years ago) resembles the one my country is living now. Sigh!
On to happier thoughts. So we woke up late, we ran to the Rose Bowl and back (about 4mi) and came home to make a delicious fresh mango and carrot juice blended with orange, pineapple, and just a hint of lime juice. It’s incredibly refreshing and makes a perfect post workout snack.
I still haven´t had lunch yet, but I´m sure i´ll have the second serving of the mango-carrot juice. Busy planning 2014 projects, will share with you once they´re rolling. Enjoy!



– 4 carrots
– 2 oranges
– 3/4 cup frozen mango
– 3/4 cup pineapple
– Juice of 1/2 lime


– Clean produce
– Juice carrot, oranges and lime
– Blend juices with mango and pineapple
– Pour over ice


Hoy es mi último día de desintoxicación! Para todas las personas que quieren iniciar una limpieza de jugo los animo a que traten por lo menos 3 días o simplemente sustituir el desayuno o la cena con un jugo. No se arrepentirán!

Nos despertamos muy tarde hoy porque trasnochamos viendo Pablo Escobar : Patrón del Mal . Estamos enviciados! Es básicamente la vida de Pablo Escobar desde su infancia a la muerte. Cosas Brutal. No puedo dejar de notar las similitudes inquietantes que esta ( una historia de hace casi 30 años ) se asemeja a la realidad de mi país. Desde sus gobernantes incompetentes a una policía corrupta a un país entero viviendo en miedo porque quien manda es el narcotráfico. Esperemos que hayamos tocado fondo y que el nuevo gobierno nos de esperanzas.

Ahora a pensamientos más felices. Así que nos levantamos tarde , corrimos de la casa al Rose Bowl  (alrededor de 4millas) y regresamos a tomar un  delicioso jugo fresco de mango y zanahoria mezclado con naranja, piña y un toque de limón. Es increíblemente refrescante y hace un perfecto aperitivo después de cualquier entrenamiento .
No he almorzado todavía, pero estoy segura de que me tomare la segunda porción de jugo que sobro. Buen provecho!


– 4 zanahorias
– 2 naranjas
– 3/4 taza de mango
– 3/4 taza de piñá
– Jugo of 1/2 limon


– Limpiar bien los ingredientes
– Sacarle jugo a la zanahoria y naranja con el exprimidor
– En una licuadora mezclar el jugo de naranja, zanahoria y limon con el mango y la piña
– Verter sobre hielo

Detox Day 6

I didn´t post any of smoothie or juice recipes yesterday frankly because i didn’t make them. I wasn´t feeling like cleaning the juicer (ugh so much work) so i just walked over to Grassroots Natural Market and got a couple of Green Drink (Kale, Spinach, Cucumber, Celery, Carrot, Apple, Lemon & Orange) and a Wheatgrass Ginger Delight. First time drinking wheatgrass… not too shabby!
Today i woke up extra early thanks to one of my neighbors that would not stop making noise! Seriously, who mows the lawn at 6:15am?!?! Some people just don´t get it! So thanks to my lovely neighbor i got up and made breakfast. White egg omelets for Dan (will post later) and a Banana Coconut Smoothie for me. Banana makes everything better in my book.
For lunch i made a green juice. The key to a cleanse is eating 80% veggies and 20% fruits and i only follow this during lunch and dinner. I like my sugar in the morning. So for this Green juice i added kale, cucumber,celery and pineapple and honest to God you can only taste the pineapple.
A friend of mine asked me what the difference between a smoothie and a juice and its simple. Its like your favorite sports team- Olimpia vs Motagua, Real Madrid vs Barcelona, Yankees vs Red Sox, Miami Heat vs NY Knicks – sometimes it seems like strong supporters for each team would never dream of crossing over to support the other side. But unlike sports, there is quite a bit to be gained from sampling the best of both worlds. For smoothies you need a blender and you get the fiber from the fruits and veggies. meanwhile, you need a juicer for juicing and removes the insoluble fibers (but the soluble fiber remains in the juice). Its just a matter of personal taste.
Anywho, enjoy recipes for both smoothies and juices!



– 1 1/2 bananas
– 1 cup coconut milk
– Ice

– Blend all ingredients
– Pour over ice



– 1/2 pineapple or 2 cups
– 1 cup  kale
– 1 cucumber
– 3 celery stalks

– Clean all produce
– Juice all ingredients with juicer
– Pour over ice


Ayer no subi recetas de jugos ni batidos francamente porque no hice. No tenia ganas de limpiar el exprimidor ( ugh que trabajal ) así que camine a Grassroots Mercado Natural y compre un par de bebidas verde ( col rizada, espinacas , pepino, apio , zanahoria, manzana, limón y naranja ) y una de pasto de trigo con jengibre. Me tome un shot de pasto de trigo por primera vez … No estába nada mal!
Hoy me levanté extra temprano gracias a uno de mis vecinos que no paraba de hacer ruido ! En serio, a quien se le ocurre que cortar la grama a las 6:15am es buena hora?!? Así que gracias a mi querido vecino me levanté e hice desayuno. Un omelete de claras de huevo para Dan ( receta más adelante ) y un batido de Banano y Coco para mí. El banano todo lo cura.
Para el almuerzo hice un jugo verde. La clave para este tipo de limpiezas es consumir 80 % verduras y 20 % de frutas. Yo solamente lo sigo durante el almuerzo y la cena. Así que para este jugo verde he añadido la col rizada, pepino, apio y piña y honesamente sólo sabe a piña.
Un amigo mío me preguntó ayer cuál es la diferencia entre una limpieza de batidos y de jugos. Es muy sencilo. Es como su equipo favorito – Olimpia vs Motagua , Real Madrid vs Barcelona, ​​Yankees vs Red Sox , Miami Heat vs NY Knicks – a veces a los fans no se les ocurriria apoyar al otro. Pero a diferencia de los deportes, aqui si se puede aprovechar lo bueno de los 2 lados. Para batidos solo necesitan una licuadora y se obtiene la fibra de las frutas y verduras. Mientras tanto para una dieta de jugo, se necesita un exprimidor de jugos y este elimina las fibras insolubles (pero la fibra soluble permanece en el jugo ). Es sólo una cuestión de gusto personal.
Estoy divagando.  Disfruten de estas recetas para ambos batidos y jugos. Buen Provecho


– 1 1/2 banano
– 1 taza leche de coco
– hielo

– Mezclar todos los ingredientes en la batidora
– Verter sobre hielo

– 1/2 piña o 2 tazas de piña en cuadritos
– 1 taza de col rizada o espinaca
– 1 pepino
– 3 tallos de apio

– Limpiar todos las verduras
– Agregar todos los ingredientes al exprimidor de jugo
– Verter sobre hielo